Big Rig Overturned On HWY 111 near I-10

The accident occurred just after 9:30 a.m. this morning

POSTED: 11:34 AM PST Feb 19, 2013    UPDATED: 12:26 PM PST Feb 19, 2013 
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -

Just after 9:30 a.m. this morning CHP received a report of an overturned big rig on Highway 111 near the I-10 freeway at Windy Point. The driver of the big rig was taken to the hospital. The extent of his injuries are not known at this time.

The CHP reports the truck was leaking fuel following the accident but the leak has been stopped. The number one lane has been opened. It will take another hour to hour and a half to completely clean up the spill.

High winds have been reported throughout the area as a storm moves into the valley.